AN 85-year-old Catholic priest suspected of sexually abusing three altar boys in a parish in southern Derbyshire over a 36-year period has been arrested in Tenerife.
Francis Paul Cullen was arrested in Arona on the Canary Islands
He is wanted in the UK for indecent assaults in the county between 1955 and 1991.
It is claimed the abuses took place in religious centres and churches.
The first alleged incident of abuse took place 58 years ago when Cullen was 27. It is alleged a seven-year-old was abused on 10 or 12 occasions until the age of 14.
It is alleged that the second victim was an eight-year-old altar boy who was abused until the age of 16.
The third alleged victim was a 12 year old altar boy who was looked after by the priest for two weeks in 1991.
It is not yet clear what villages the alleged abuse took place in.